Nestling at the confluence of the Aveyron and Bonnette rivers, on the border between Quercy and Rouergue, the mediaeval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, founded in the 8th century around a former Benedictine abbey, offers a beautiful built heritage as a reminder of its past as a major craft and trade centre.
At the heart of the old town, near the covered market, the former town hall, or Maison Romane ("Romanesque House"), dates from 1125 and is one of the oldest civil monuments in France! This building has a belfry on top and is currently home to a municipal museum devoted to Prehistory and local popular arts and traditions. All around, picturesque winding streets bordered by old houses, such as the Maison de l'Amour ("House of Love") and the Maison du Roy ("House of the King"), invite you to take a walk around. And the route is all the more pleasant for being dotted with artists' and craftspeople's shops!
Also don't forget to pay a visit to the other side of the bridge over the Aveyron, an ideal spot to admire the charming Monks' Walk and the pretty houses along the riverside.
Lovers of regional produce will be interested to know that every Sunday morning, a market full of colours and flavours is held in the streets of the town!
Sports and outdoor activities fans can indulge their hobby with a wide range of activities in the surrounding countryside: climbing, hiking and mountain biking, canoe-kayaking on the Aveyron, horse-riding, fishing and even paragliding.